Thursday, November 3, 2011

Halloween 2011

This year seems busier than usual, so we haven't done as much crafts as in the past, but the kids still had the chance to do some trick-or-treating and other fun activities for Halloween. (We did do some pumpkin crafts and activities that I'll share in another post.)

Two weekends ago the local library had their Halloween Story Time and craft. The kids heard the story "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything", then made a pumpkin craft. Afterwards, they were given Halloween Oreos, pretzels and punch and watched "Spooky Buddies". Then, when the movie was over, there was a costume contest in which about 10 kids were given silver dollars as a prize and Morgan and Blake each won! Their 'special coins' are now in a safe place :-)

On Halloween, Morgan's school paraded through town and were given treats from all the local businesses. Blake and I went to watch, but didn't stay for the whole parade. As we left I found out that walking with a little one on the sidewalk during the parade meant you became part of the parade! So, even though Blake wasn't dressed up, and despite my protests that we were just going to our truck, he got a bunch of candy too :-)

As you can see, Blake was the same firefighter as he was last year, although I think he has a new helmet, and Morgan was still a princess! She wore her Princess Aurora costume that she wore the Enchanted Princess Ball in the Spring. (She was Snow White last year.)

Rich's mom picked Morgan up from school that day, then swung over to pick Blake and I up and take us to the nursing home where Rich's great-grandmother is at to do some trick-or-treating. This picture is of 4 out of 5 generations. There is another picture with me in it too, to represent Rich for the missing generation, but it's on his aunt's camera. :-)

Rich then picked the kids and I up from his parents' after work and we went to visit a few more family members before heading home. All the activity sure made for a long day, but it was fun! :-)


Debby@Just Breathe said...

A long day but it also sounds like a fun day. Morgan and Blake look so cute. I like that the class got to walk through town and got treats. What a fun thing to do!

Cascia Talbert said...

Their costumes are adorable! I can tell they had a lot of fun. By the way, I said something nice about you over at The Healthy Moms Magazine.

Marissa said...

What a fun library event! And I love that you guys were part of the parade. The kids look very cute in their costumes. I still have a bunch of Halloween pictures on my camera that I haven't uploaded yet. This year did seem more busy than usual!

Caroline said...

So cute & so precious !!! I love it

Life Is A SandCastle said...

Sound like a perfect day, thanks for voting too.

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